New York Post: Refs’ Dangerous Let-Em-Play Policy Is Killing Offense

Recently, I had this discussion with a friend of mine. His argument was, if you want to increase scoring, the refs need to blow the whistle more. If you think about this, it sounds like a simple solution. Basically, in a nutshell, it would appear that the number of penalties being called on the ice in the NHL are down this season. Brett Cyrgalis, New York Post – So many...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

This Week in Flyers History: Week ending February 22

February 17, 1973 It was a wild game in the old Montreal Forum in which the Flyers prevailed 7-6 over the Montreal Canadiens. In this game, the centerpiece of this franchise, Bobby Clarke recorded the first hat trick of his Hall of Fame career. In the first period, Clarke opened the scoring with his 27th goal of the year at 10:11. The Flyers followed up with 2 more first period...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Groggy start too much to overcome in 4-1 home loss to Pittsburgh

Thomas Vanek looks to gather up the puck in Pittsburgh’s zone. Early in the Minnesota Wild’s history, the team had a lot of distinct influences from the Montreal Canadiens’ dynasty days.  General Manager Doug Risebrough was a role player on those great teams of the late 70′s and 80′s that won the Stanley Cup and he selected Hall of Fame center Jacques Lemaire to be head...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Game #1: Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche, Thursday October 9, 2014, 7:00pm, Xcel Energy Center

It’s here dear friends.  The official beginning of the 2014-15 season.  Strangely enough, I don’t know what happened to the off-season.  In most years, the off-season tends to drag on and on with what feels like no end in sight.  This year, I feel like the Stanley Cup Finals only ended yesterday.  I suppose that’s because this summer, I felt like I was either working or...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss


Minnesota Wild fans have earned a lifetime of entertaining hockey and several deep runs into the postseason. Hatched in the early days of this century, the Hockey Gods sent Jacques Lemaire to the land of 10,000 lakes to take the life out of the game. And he did, on the way to some playoff success: In his eight astonishingly boring seasons in Minnesota, Lemaire put enough teams...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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